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Doctor insights on: Is The Withdrawal Method A Reliable Method To Prevent Pregnancy

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

Like Russian roulette: The penis (gun) is loaded & secreting sperm continuously during intercourse. It only takes one healthy sperm getting trough to get you pregnant. If this is your BC method make plans for pregnancy, since it is likely to happen sooner or later. ...Read more

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If careful, how effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

If careful, how effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

It's not: Too many variables, no one can or try to give you a meaningful numerical answer. But it's about as effective as russian roulette. ...Read more

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Is continuous birth control method a powerful way to prevent pregnancy?

Is continuous birth control method a powerful way to prevent pregnancy?

Yes: Birth control pills are an excellent way to prevent pregnancy. They are, however, not 100% and they do not protect you against std's. Taking them in a continuous fashion does not make them more effective. ...Read more

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How effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

How effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

Not at all: Since pre ejaculatory seminal fluid contains "live" sperm that "can jump the waterfall" and impregnate. This method is, unfortunately, the"russian roulette" method of contraception and only a single "bullet" is "fatal". ...Read more

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What is the best birth control method to use after removing implanon?

What is the best birth control method to use after removing implanon?

One you will use: Sounds like a condescending answer but the best birth control method is the one you feel most comfortable with and will practice faithfully. If you are looking for a method that doesn't require constant effort (like implanon) then perhaps an iud like paraguard or Mirena (levonorgestrel) is right for you. ...Read more

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Why is the withdrawal method not recommended to prevent pregnancy?

Why is the withdrawal method not recommended to prevent pregnancy?

See below: The penis secretes fluid that has small amounts of sperm in it from the moment it becomes erect...Not just with ejaculation. ...Read more

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What is the probability of pregnancy- pull out method effectiveness?

What is the probability of pregnancy- pull out method effectiveness?

Too risky,..: To get pregnant sperm needs to enter the vagina during or around the time of ovulation. At times, there is the chance that "pre ejaculate" or "pre-cum as a slang" has some sperm cells in it, so please do not rely on the Pull-out method for Birth Control! Use BC pills and condoms as well to prevent both Pregnancy and STI's. ...Read more

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What is the best method or precaution to stop pregnancy except condoms?

What is the best method or precaution to stop pregnancy except condoms?

Don't have sex!: After abstention and condoms, the next best method of birth control is probably birth control pills. No single method is foolproof and while condoms will prevent transmission of most sexually transmitted diseases most other methods of birth control will not. So know your partner before you 'know' your partner sexually. ...Read more

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Is the pull out method effective in preventing pregnancy?

Is the pull out method effective in preventing pregnancy?

NO,..Way too Risky: To get pregnant sperm needs to enter the vagina during or around the time of ovulation. At times, there is the chance that "pre ejaculate" or "pre-cum as a slang" has some sperm cells in it, so please do not rely on the Pull-out method for Birth Control! Use BC pills and condoms as well to prevent both Pregnancy and STI's. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to use the pulling-out method of contraception?

What is the most effective way to use the pulling-out method of contraception?

There isn't one: Withdrawal or the "pull out" method is not birth control! don't fool yourself or your partner - use a condom or some other method of contraception. There can be sperm the the fluid released from the penis during intercourse before you ejaculate and she can get pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the most effective birth control method for a 47-year-old woman?

What is the most effective birth control method for a 47-year-old woman?

Hysterectomy: At 47, if you are through with childbearing, removal is the most effective form of birth control. A tubal ligation would be 2nd, and the pill third. All of these are dependent on your other health issues and may or may not meet with your needs.A frank discussion with your OBGYN may give you a better understanding of what might be best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best method to avoid pregnancy?

What is the best method to avoid pregnancy?

The obvious answer..: Hi hamster89203, the obvious answer is not having sexual intercourse. Another absolute way to prevent pregnancy is removal of the uterus. Beyond these choices all birth control methods are effective, but not 100%, if directions are followed. The choice for you is best decided in conversation with your doctor. Doc ripley. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use condom in sex to prevent pregnancy? And do sex on infertility dates following the calendar method?

Is it effective to use condom in sex to prevent pregnancy? And do sex on infertility dates following the calendar method?

Usually/maybe: Used appropriately (proper size,application before any intercourse) a condom is relatively good at preventing pregnancy. Using a calendar to predict fertility is a good way to improve chances of getting pregnant, but not so good to avoid it.During training we called it Vatican Roulette, because its just another game of chance, and you can lose big. ...Read more

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Which type of birth control is best for preventing pregnancy during the first time?

Birthcontrol: Condoms, condoms, condoms and if you are going to have sex get depoprovera shot at least 1 day before or start birth control 1 month before but still condoms. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control method for a teen?

What is the best birth control method for a teen?

Abstinence is 100%: Technically, the best birth control method is abstinence, because it is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. However, if you are sexually active, then a combination of oral contraceptives and barrier protection (e.g., condoms) is the best method of preventing pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about which oral contraceptives would work best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control method for teens?

What  is the best birth control method for teens?

The one u will use: The best control is the one you will use. Different people will make different choices. There are lots of options. I prefer options where teens don't have to remember something daily. Mirena (levonorgestrel) or paragard iuds are great. Implanon is a small insert that goes in your arm that can last up to 3 yrs. The depoprovera shot is once every 3 months. The pill, patch and NuvaRing are other options. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more